Episode 211: “Fanbar: SMK 40th Anniversary With Jeanette Valliere”

“It seemed possible in the ‘80s that someone would walk up to you at a train station and hand you a package – and you would take it!” -- Jeanette Valliere Welcome to Susan and Sharon’s very first “Fanbar” event – where we talk with outstanding fans of 80s TV shows.
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The Conversation

  • From 1990’s IRC chat rooms through to today -- Jeanette has been rallying SMK fans for more than 30 years!
  • “Bohemian Fling”: it’s Amanda’s drink -- and Jeanette’s pseudonym for SMK fan fiction!
  • SMK -- OR REMINGTON STEELE -- OR MOONLIGHTING?: Which one was the most realistic?
  • What do women in IT -- and “Remington Steele’s” Laura Holt -- have in common??
  • REPRESENTATION MATTERS: Women cops (T.J. Hooker), women spies (Charlie’s Angels), women stunt-people (The Fall Guy)… When the young girls of the 70’s and 80’s began to have a range of role models!
  • How many children does Amanda King have? Three – if you include Lee…
  • The budget, the Warner Bros. tour, the stars, the goody-bags… The challenges of organizing a fan event!
  • MEMORIES OF BEVERLY GARLAND…. She was a mom to everyone and a HUGE supporter of the first fan event – even hosting it at her own hotel!

Our Audio-ography

Watch Scarecrow and Mrs. King: On Tubi, Roku, Amazon, Apple.

Find out more about the 40th Anniversary Event October 13-14 on Facebook.

Get details and register for the event.

Read Bohemian Fling's stories at Fanfiction.net.


The 90s TV Babies have to watch the following episodes of “It’s a Living”

Season 1: Ep 1 & Ep 13

Season 3: Ep 2

Season 5: Ep 2

Season 6: Ep 1

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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 211: “Fanbar: SMK 40th Anniversary With Jeanette Valliere” Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem. Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson. Guest: Jeanette Valliere. Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey. Producer: Melissa Roth. Associate Producer: Sergio Perez. Music by Amy Engelhardt. Copyright 2023 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.